From retro delight to modern stunner: inside a top renovation

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37 Netherby Avenue, Netherby before and after its modern renovation.

The owner of this stunningly-renovated eastern suburbs home is not an industry specialist — they’re just “really talented” with an eye for design, selling agent Matt Smith says.

“It has literally been given a facelift from the front fence to the back fence,” the Klemich Real Estate agent says of the six-bedroom home at 37 Netherby Ave Netherby. “Everything has been done”.

BEFORE: 37 Netherby Ave, Netherby. Pics from CoreLogic

AFTER: 37 Netherby Ave, Netherby. Pics supplied by Klemich Real Estate.

According to CoreLogic the 1968-built property previously sold in mid 2015 for $845,000.

At the time, it was something of a renovator’s delight, with more than its fair share of retro-style wallpaper and some floor coverings that might be considered a bit loud by today’s standards.

Yet it still had plenty of 1960s elegance, with its large windows (some of them bay) and solidly-built rooms. It had also clearly been well cared-for over the years.

The bathrooms featured floral wallpaper backdrops and one had lolly pink tiling that was popular in its era.

Then there was the brown pattered kitchen floor and the swimming pool setting surrounded by bright green faux grass.

Today the property is all about modern white colour tones, natural light, floorboards and open-plan living spaces.

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby- BEFORE.

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby- BEFORE.

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby- BEFORE.

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby- BEFORE.

Even the once cream brick-toned front exterior has been redecorated in bright and welcoming white, with contrasting black shutters.

The floorplan itself has also been reworked to resemble designs found in luxury new builds today.

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Privately set to one side of the home, a former sunroom and dining room have been reworked into the main bedroom, which is true parents’ retreat, with an ensuite, a dressing room and a private balcony and access to a rear deck.

Once separate kitchen and living spaces have been converted to an open-plan indoor/outdoor area overlooking the rear yard and pool. The modern kitchen, meanwhile, has an island bench, a luxuriously large pantry and stainless steel appliances.

Works also included “building into the roof” to add two upstairs bedrooms, Mr Smith says.

Plus an original four-car garage has been converted to a two-car garage with an adjacent rumpus or studio, which is currently set-up as a stylish home gym.

The pool setting has also been reworked with modern timber decking and pergola and veranda space.

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby. AFTER

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby. AFTER

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby. AFTER

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby. AFTER

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby. AFTER

Not surprisingly, Mr Smith says the renovation has involved a “significant spend” by the vendors, who originally planned to live in the home and enjoy their hard work, but are now ready to move on.

“The transformation is remarkable,” Mr Smith says

“For the buyer moving in they couldn’t spend another cent.”

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby — BEFORE

37 Netherby Ave, Netherby. AFTER

The home is set on 738sqm and is in the heart of Adelaide’s prestigious eastern suburbs, just over 6km from the CBD.

According to CoreLogic, Netherby, which is in the Mitcham council area has a median house price of $950,000 but this property is being advertised without a price guide.

Offers close Thursday, April 4, at 12.30pm.

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